What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you growing baffled? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number 3: A thorough lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...